Do not miss this.
A must do for any Maritime history aficionado. The museum is great, a lot interesting exhibitions that cover early history of New Zealand Maritime exploration, stories of immigrants coming to New Zealand from the 1850-1960s and a great tribute to Sir Peter Blake and NZL32-Black Magic that won America's cup in 1995.
The New Zealand National Maritime Museum has an extensive collection of Polynesian sea vessels. Considering the Polynesian people traditionally and impressively traveled by small boats (like the one in my picture) large distances between the pacific islands this museum holds great significance to the most recent indigenous culture of New Zealand. Normally a maritime museum might not excite me but in this case it was really significant to understanding the Pacific peoples.